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EA Sports College Football 25 Cover Athletes, List of Every Cover Athlete

The NCAA franchise is returning, but who is the EA Sports College Football 25 cover athlete?
EA Sports College Football 25 Cover Athletes, List of Every Cover Athlete
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After a decade of absence, EA Sports College Football 25 is bringing the collegiate gridiron back to gaming with a bang. With the release date drawing near, anticipation for a cover athlete hit a fever pitch as they revealed three star athletes taking center stage.

Even more players are featured on the Deluxe Edition, as dozens of schools join the return of this franchise. We've got details on all the official EA Sports College Football 25 cover athletes below.

Updated May 16, 2024: After years of anticipation that reached a fever pitch in recent months, the EA Sports College Football 25 cover athletes have been revealed. 

EA Sports College Football 25 Cover Athlete Revealed


Several names seemed poised to earn the honor, but the official reveal has finally shown fans exactly who will grace the EA Sports College Football 25 cover. As seen above, the franchise return won't just feature a single athlete.

The EA Sports College Football 25 cover athletes are Quinn Ewers (Texas Longhorns), Donovan Edwards (Michigan Wolverines), and Travis Hunter (Colorado Buffaloes). This marks only the second time multiple cover athletes have been chosen to share the same cover, but we did see several athletes with different covers for each platform two others times in the NCAA Football days.


The EA Sports College Football 25 Deluxe Edition cover features the same three players, but they're also surrounded by players from many other schools. You may be able to find even more, but other players with their names shown here include Quinshon Judkins (Ohio State Buckeyes), Carson Beck (Georgia Bulldogs), and Jalen Milroe (Alabama Crimson Tide). We've got more details here about the different EA Sports College Football 25 editions and which might be right for you.

List of Every NCAA Football Cover Athlete


Despite a lengthy hiatus and a name change, the EA Sports College Football 25 cover athletes join an elite and storied list. With this year's three main cover athletes, there have now been 28 different athletes to grace the main cover of NCAA Football or EA Sports College Football. If you include the three other players with visible names from the Deluxe Edition, the total climbs to just 31 athletes since this series began in late 1993. There's also Bill Walsh, a few mascots, and one marching band that got a cover nod. 

Here's a list of every cover athlete before the EA Sports College Football revival:

  • Bill Walsh College Football ('94) - Stanford Coach Bill Walsh
  • Bill Walsh College Football '95 - Stanford Coach Bill Walsh
  • College Football USA 96 - USC's Tommy Trojan, the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, a generic Kansas State wide receiver, a generic Michigan running back, and a Florida State helmet
  • College Football USA 97 - Nebraska Quarterback Tommie Frazier
  • NCAA Football 98 - Florida Quarterback Danny Wuerffel
  • NCAA Football 99 - Michigan Cornerback Charles Woodson
  • NCAA Football 2000 - Texas Running Back Ricky Williams
  • NCAA Football 2001 - Alabama Running Back Shaun Alexander
  • NCAA Football 2002 - Florida State Quarterback Chris Weinke
  • NCAA Football 2003 - Oregon Quarterback Joey Harrington
  • NCAA Football 2004 - USC Quarterback Carson Palmer
  • NCAA Football 2005 - Pittsburgh Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald
  • NCAA Football 06 - Michigan Wide Receiver Desmond Howard
  • NCAA Football 07 - USC Running Back Reggie Bush
  • NCAA Football 08 - Boise State Quarterback Jared Zabransky
  • NCAA Football 09 - California Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson (PS2 Cover), Boston College Quarterback Matt Ryan (PS3 Cover), West Virginia Fullback Owen Schmitt (PSP Cover), Michigan State Mascot Sparty (Wii Cover), Arkansas Running Back Darren McFadden (Xbox 360 Cover)
  • NCAA Football 10  - Texas Linebacker Brian Orakpo (PS2 Cover), Utah Quarterback Brian Johnson (PS3 Cover), USC Quarterback Mark Sanchez (PSP Cover), Texas Tech Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree (Xbox 360 Cover)
  • NCAA Football 11 - Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow
  • NCAA Football 12 - Alabama Running Back Mark Ingram II
  • NCAA Football 13 - Baylor Quarterback Robert Griffin III and Oklahoma State Running Back Barry Sanders
  • NCAA Football 14 - Michigan Quarterback Denard Robinson

That officially wraps up everyone we've seen on the cover of NCAA Football before the franchise was rebirthed starting with EA Sports College Football 25. Only time will tell if the multiple cover athlete approach becomes their new standard or if someone earns the honor of a solo cover when EA Sports College Football 26 arrives.